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Old 07-12-2017, 08:45 AM
Neal Trombley Neal Trombley is offline
 
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Old 07-13-2017, 07:03 AM
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Thumbs up Weather

I'm a professional weatherman. Just looked at the weather charts. May be stuck there for awhile. Might be a small window Monday July 17th.

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Old 07-13-2017, 08:37 AM
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Those pictures are beautiful. What an interesting place to fly.
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:44 AM
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Thank you for looking out
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:23 PM
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From the reception committee waiting in Maine,

Ron is fine and so is g-rvtt, but the weather certainly isn't. There have been a series of lows between Greenland and Canada, and today the cloudbase is 400ft. Tomorrow Friday looks good though and we hope he can get going again.
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:56 PM
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The surface and upper Low are between Labrador and Southern Greenland. Good news is looking at the latest Satellite shot the Low is starting to weaken or what we call filling. Lots of breaks in the cloud now so probably a window to go tomorrow. There is some isolated cloud at 1500 but generally across the water cloud are scattering. Winds at 6000 feet tomorrow are generally 270 at 20 knots. Freezing Level is between 5-6 thousand feet. Surface winds at CYYR tomorrow morning is 27015G20.
Keep us updated on his flight.

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Old 07-13-2017, 02:24 PM
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Is he flying VFR only?
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:26 AM
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It looks like Ron has just crossed the Canadian coast heading for Goose Bay and all looks set fair onward to Bangor.

No more $150 landing fees, $14/gallon Avgas and $250/night hotels for a while.
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Old 07-15-2017, 02:32 AM
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Is he flying VFR only?
Yes - most European homebuilts are only permitted to fly VFR. There is a UK programme to clear aircraft for IMC/IFR and night, but it arrived too late for Ron. He is equipped for IMC ...
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:13 AM
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Ron is on his way again, bound for Bangor, Maine, for customs and on to Bar Harbour. He will be joining up there with John Michie, an RV-6A builder from England, and Joe Waltz with his RV-8 from Houston. I believe the plan is to remove the long range tank and tour the US before heading for Oshkosh.

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